- Associated Press - Saturday, October 4, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in a killing that witnesses say was revenge for the death of his brother.

Sedgwick County District Court records show that 32-year-old James Vell Holloman will begin serving time on his second-degree murder conviction after completing a 12-year federal prison term for weapons violations and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1rVsg5M) reports that Holloman pleaded guilty in June to the 2010 killing of 41-year-old Stephen H. Smallwood outside Perfection Auto shop.

During testimony, witnesses said Smallwood was shot because Holloman thought the auto shop owner was involved in the killing of Holloman’s brother, Sammy Smith, in 2009.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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